As most of you can see from just looking at the pictures of this build, I really don't like bright colors all that much. Let alone RGB-lightning. All I want is subtle *actual* white LED's to highlight shiny details in an otherwise monochrome, dark aesthetic theme.
The build is based on what used to be a stock Fractal Design, Define S - the 1.0 variant, but soon received the good ol' Dremel-treatment. I really wanted to slap a badboy-420mm radiator in there, and without modifications it would just not fit in this case.
Keep in mind that I started this build before any information was available about the new iteration of this cases. Not even a word on R6 yet.
So what I did to make the radiator fit in the top-compartment of the case?
Easy. I chopped it up good.
As you can see in the picture with the 3 custom made parts hanging to dry from a new coat of paint. Black paint of course.
So after that was taken care of, I kind of went down the rabbit-hole... You know, when you have a certain vision of what you want - and decide to dive straight in? Yeah. It's awesome.
As can be seen in the pictures, I got rid of the complete factory Motherboard mounting-plate. Pulled it straight out and replaced it with a nice, smooth, clean and minimal 3mm thick hand-bent sheet of aluminium with integrated PSU shroud.
After that, I cut out a couple more pieces of aluminium sheet to cover up the back of the case and finish it off, resulting in a minimalistic - clean - flat and (if you'd ask me) perfect package.
It was a nightmare at times.
But absolutely worth it in the end!
All cables are custom made by myself, as making custom sleeved cables and extensions is the first thing I picked up when I started building custom PC's. It didn't take too long before I wanted more